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French Toast Bread Pudding

Easy Crockpot Bread Pudding Recipe, Best Bread Pudding Ever!

French Toast Bread Pudding

Easy bread pudding, sample recipe, one of the quick, easy crockpot recipes featured in Robin Robertson's cookbook Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker. It takes French Toast to a whole new level!

This was one of the best bread pudding recipes I've ever made, with just right spice and sweetness. All the tasters thought this easy bread pudding was just right - no need for extra maple syrup.

Total prep & cook time: 2 hrs

8 Servings

Slow Cooker Size: 4 to 6 quart

Nutrition Data, 146g Serving: 234 cal, 54 Cal fr Fat, 40g carb, 6g fat, 1g Saturated Fat, 384mg sodium, 2g fiber, 5g protein, 21g Sugars, low Saturated Fat, very low Cholesterol, good source Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 25

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups soft white Italian bread cubes
  • 6 oz soft or silken tofu, drained
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
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  • 2 cups plain unsweetened nondairy milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes to dry the bread
  2. Thoroughly oil the slow cooker insert or spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer the dried bread to the cooker
  3. In a food processor, combine the tofu, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Add the milk and maple syrup, stirring to blend
  4. Pour the tofu mixture over the bread cubes in the slow cooker, pressing them into the wet mixture to moisten. Dot with bits of the vegan butter and sprinkle the top with the pecans. Cover and cook on High until firm, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve topped with additional maple syrup
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Recipe Tips:

We changed the servings to 8 on this recipe, because of the high calories, fat, glycemic index etc. If you want it for breakfast, fine, eat 2 servings but a small helping for dessert works better for us.

This quick easy bread pudding recipe is not just for dessert it also makes a great weekend breakfast dish. If you are planning to serve this for breakfast, prepare the bread pudding recipe ingredients the night before, store them in the fridge overnight, and then assemble and cook them in the Crockpot first thing in the morning.

Since this slow cooker recipe calls for cooking the French Toast Bread Pudding on high, grease the insert extra well and keep a close eye on the bread pudding after the first hour to be sure that the bottom and sides of the pudding do not get scorched.

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